Gartner® Report: Beware the DevOps Toolchain Debt Collector

"Many organizations find themselves with outdated, poorly governed and unmanageable toolchains as they scale DevOps initiatives. I&O leaders must adopt three practices discussed in this note to both reduce toolchain-related technical debt and deliver sustainable customer value."

Key findings in this report:

  • "To scale DevOps initiatives, organizations need enhanced visibility, orchestration, integration and governance management across the DevOps delivery pipeline.

  • Most organizations, however, create homegrown toolchains, often leveraging the tools beyond their functional design. This not only leads to a fragmented toolchain, but also creates complications when tooling needs to be scaled, replaced or updated.

  • Developers face challenges and time constraints while maintaining these complex, stand-alone tool siloes, building fragility and technical debt that the I&O leader has to deal with."

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Gartner, Beware the DevOps Toolchain Debt Collector, Published 25 April 2022, By Daniel Betts, Manjunath Bhat, Chris Saunderson, Hassan Ennaciri.

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